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    UPVC door no longer fits properly - help needed

    I have a UPVC front door which was fitted 16 months ago. I've noticed now that the bottom of the door no longer seems to fit flush with the frame and the temperature of the hallway has dropped noticeably along with being able to hear the street outside.

    What are my rights with getting the installer back out to resolve/realign the door? I've tried google, but I'm not having much luck.

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    my door sometimes does this - u just need an alan key. If you take off the plastic cover off the hinge you can re align it yourself in seconds.

    dont they have a ten yr warranty

    wickedteen;8000387

    dont they have a ten yr warranty



    yes - but its such an easy thing to fix - a quick turn of an alan key and job done.

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    bossyboots;8000413

    yes - but its such an easy thing to fix - a quick turn of an alan key and … yes - but its such an easy thing to fix - a quick turn of an alan key and job done.



    allen key

    goldmax;8000432

    allen key



    every time I typed it I knew it didnt look right :oops:

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    bossyboots;8000364

    my door sometimes does this - u just need an alan key. If you take off … my door sometimes does this - u just need an alan key. If you take off the plastic cover off the hinge you can re align it yourself in seconds.



    Is it the allen bolt on the underside of the hinge (vertical) or to the side of the hinge (horizontal)?

    suchafunkymonkey;8000485

    Is it the allen bolt on the underside of the hinge (vertical) or to the … Is it the allen bolt on the underside of the hinge (vertical) or to the side of the hinge (horizontal)?



    now your pushing it :lol: its the small circle 'bit' (sorry!) the piece that isnt on the actual door.

    Once we adjusted ours - what a big difference re. the cold

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    this is an easy fix , you need to insert allen key into hole on side of each hinge and turn to achieve 8mm overlap on outerframe, put pencil marks on outer frame to make job easier,

    this is similar to our hinge - and u would put the allen key on the top bit to the left handside of pic


    [IMG]i789.photobucket.com/alb…jpg?t=1267562693[/IMG]

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    do one turn at a time and check, last time i did this i couldnt even shut the door

    usually a 4 or 5mm allen key needed to adjust hinges. the nut at the bottom of the hinge is to lower or raise the door and the nut/nuts at the side is to push the doors closer or further apart. only adjust small bit at a time as if you adjust too much it can take a long time to put right. As goldmax says use a pencil guide line if needed.

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    bossyboots;8000590

    this is similar to our hinge - and u would put the allen key on the top … this is similar to our hinge - and u would put the allen key on the top bit to the left handside of pic[IMG]http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy171/bossybootsmgt/hinge2.jpg?t=1267562693[/IMG]



    Do you adjust it with the door open or closed?

    suchafunkymonkey;8000644

    Do you adjust it with the door open or closed?



    Well I done it with door closed - but as Sassie said, just a tiny turn at a time and check it.

    I've got the same problem, but there's no where to put allen key in the hinge? Any ideas?

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    J_B;8001390

    I've got the same problem, but there's no where to put allen key in the … I've got the same problem, but there's no where to put allen key in the hinge? Any ideas?



    underneath the hinge
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